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Criminal Investigator

Administration of Justice Certificate

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The Administration of Justice Certificate of Achievement provides education and training for students seeking employment in one of the three components of the Criminal Justice System: law enforcement, the judicial system (courts), or the correctional system. Students earning the certificate may also choose to continue their study toward an associate, baccalaureate or advanced degree in Administration of Justice.

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Administration of Justice, A.S.

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The Associate of Science in Administration of Justice degree is intended to prepare students academically to perform effectively in a host of careers pertaining to the Administration of Justice system. Students will be exposed to a series of courses within the major intended to develop social awareness, written communication skills, cultural sensitivity, concepts of law and the physical ability to cope with many of the demanding Administration of Justice careers.

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Police Officer

Administration of Justice Certificate

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The Administration of Justice Certificate of Achievement provides education and training for students seeking employment in one of the three components of the Criminal Justice System: law enforcement, the judicial system (courts), or the correctional system. Students earning the certificate may also choose to continue their study toward an associate, baccalaureate or advanced degree in Administration of Justice.

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Administration of Justice, A.S.

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The Associate of Science in Administration of Justice degree is intended to prepare students academically to perform effectively in a host of careers pertaining to the Administration of Justice system. Students will be exposed to a series of courses within the major intended to develop social awareness, written communication skills, cultural sensitivity, concepts of law and the physical ability to cope with many of the demanding Administration of Justice careers.

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Police Science, A.S.

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The Police Science program provides training for careers in law enforcement as well as related fields in corrections, probation, security and community service. The program offers one level of job entry training, as well as an Associate’s Degree designed to enhance professional skills and qualifications. The job entry training level is the Reserve Police Officer Certificate of Achievement. This level consists of the Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certified Module III and Module II, Basic Peace Officer Training courses. Satisfactory completion of these courses establishes eligibility for hire as a Level-III or Level-II Reserve Peace Officer in the State of California.

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Reserve Police Officer Certificate of Achievement

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The Reserve Police Officer program is designed to serve students seeking either to enter or enhance their careers in the law enforcement profession. The courses in the Reserve Police Officer Certificate program will provide the foundational knowledge for a person to enter the profession of law enforcement as a Level-III or Level-II Reserve Officer.

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Correctional Officer

Administration of Justice Certificate

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The Administration of Justice Certificate of Achievement provides education and training for students seeking employment in one of the three components of the Criminal Justice System: law enforcement, the judicial system (courts), or the correctional system. Students earning the certificate may also choose to continue their study toward an associate, baccalaureate or advanced degree in Administration of Justice.

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Administration of Justice, A.S.

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The Associate of Science in Administration of Justice degree is intended to prepare students academically to perform effectively in a host of careers pertaining to the Administration of Justice system. Students will be exposed to a series of courses within the major intended to develop social awareness, written communication skills, cultural sensitivity, concepts of law and the physical ability to cope with many of the demanding Administration of Justice careers.

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Social Services Assistant

Alcohol and Drug Studies Certificate of Achievement

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The Certificate of Achievement is designed to provide students with skills necessary for employment as supervised chemical dependency counselors, as well as advancement toward the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) and California Association of Alcohol and Drug Educators (CAADE). Students earning the certificate may also choose to continue their study toward an Associate of Science degree in the field. Past recipients of the COD Certificate of Achievement in Alcohol and Drug Studies have obtained positions as supervised chemical dependency counselors, locally and throughout California.

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Alcohol and Drug Studies, A.S.

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The College offers a non-transferable degree in Alcohol and Drug Studies. Students earning an associate’s degree in Alcohol and Drug Studies may pursue entry-level positions as supervised chemical dependency counselors or may choose to continue their study in the discipline toward a bachelor’s or graduate degree in psychology or social work. Transfer requirements at four-year colleges and universities vary from institution to institution; students should consult with an academic advisor for specific information regarding the transfer requirements of their preferred college or university.

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Human Resource Generalist Certificate of Achievement

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The Human Resource Generalist program is intended to prepares students to enter the dynamic business environment of human resources. Students become familiar with various approaches to business organizations and the strategic nature of human resource management. Studies in human resource law, compensation systems, training, and development provide students with a solid foundation from which to build a career in human resource management. Individuals already active in the work arena will acquire new, highly desirable workplace skills. The Human Resource Generalist Certificate of Achievement prepares students for jobs as Human Resource Generalists and/or Human Resource Assistants.

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Teacher Assistant

Associate Teacher Certificate of Achievement

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The following courses fulfill the California State requirement of 12 semester units for fully qualified teachers in private preschool programs and child care centers (Community Care Licensed, Title 22). The State of California also requires 50 days of experience working in a child care program to apply for an Associate Teacher Permit through the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

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Bilingual Elementary Teacher Assistant Special Education Certificate of Achievement

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This course of study prepares the student with basic competencies to serve as a bilingual assistant in an elementary school classroom under the supervision of a credentialed teacher. Teacher assistants are also called: teacher aides, instructional aides,paraprofessionals, education assistants and paraeducators. This certificate of achievement is designed to provide a foundation of introductory but essential skills for students preparing for a career in education. Students completing this certificate can work as assistant teachers and can also continue on towards more advanced degrees to become credentialed teacher.

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Elementary Teacher Assistant Special Education Certificate of Achievement

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This course of study prepares the student with basic competencies to serve as an assistant in an elementary school classroom under the supervision of a credentialed teacher. Teacher assistants are also called: teacher aides, instructional aides, paraprofessionals, education assistants and paraeducators. This certificate of achievement is designed to provide a foundation of introductory but essential skills for students preparing for a career in education. Students completing this certificate may work as assistant teachers and can also continue on towards more advanced degrees to become credentialed teachers.

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Firefighter

Basic Fire Fighter Certificate of Achievement

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This certificate provides individuals with the knowledge and skills to safely perform, under minimal supervision, essential and advanced fire ground tasks. These shall include basic rescue operations, auto extrication, basic fire suppression, prevention and investigation, a basic knowledge of the “Incident Command System” and an introduction to the potential dangers of hazardous materials. In addition, students will learn to use, inspect and maintain various types of firefighting and rescue equipment. Completion of this certificate satisfies the manipulative and academic training requirements as established by the State Fire Marshal to become certified as a Fire Fighter I.

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Fire Technology Certificate of Achievement

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Fire technology is the study of the organization and function of fire prevention and suppression techniques; fire behavior, combustible materials, extinguishing agents, hazardous and toxic material; fire protection techniques and systems; fire command and fire management (supervision).

The certificate of achievement is designed to provide students with skills necessary for employment or advancement as an entry level firefighter. Students earning the certificate may also choose to continue their study toward an associate or baccalaureate degree in the field.

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Fire Technology, A.S.

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Fire technology is the study of the organization and function of fire prevention and suppression techniques; fire behavior and combustion, fire chemistry, extinguishing agents, hazardous and toxic material; fire protection systems; fire command and fire management (supervision).

Career paths chosen by students pursuing an undergraduate and/or baccalaureate degree in fire technology commonly include firefighter, fire engineer, paramedic, forest service worker, health and safety officer, fire prevention specialist, fire inspector, fire investigator, fire protection engineer and hazardous materials specialist.

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Preschool Teacher

Early Childhood Education Site Supervisor Certificate of Achievement

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Early Childhood Education (ECE) is the study of child development and developmentally appropriate practices for young children. Students completing the Early Childhood Education Site Supervisor Certificate will be prepared for positions such as mentor teachers, site supervisors and directors of private preschool programs.

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Early Childhood Education, A.S.

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The Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education for employment preparaton provides a clearly articulated curricular track for students who wish to pursue employment in early childhood education while also serving the diverse needs of students interested in the breadth and depth of the field of early childhood education. Additionally, this degree exposes students to the core principles and practices of the field in order to build a foundation for their future personal, academic, or vocational paths. The degree was designed to facilitate students’ successful pursuit in a variety of careers in Early Childhood Education such as Assistant Teacher, Teacher, Child Development Specialist.

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ECE: Master Teacher Certificate of Achievement

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Early Childhood Education (ECE) is the study of child development and developmentally appropriate practices for young children. Students completing the Early Childhood Education Master Teacher Certificate will be prepared for positions such as mentor teachers, curriculum specialists, and leaders in early care and education programs.A Master Teacher certificate enables the holder to serve as a lead teacher in a Head Start or State Preschool Program. Master Teachers can supervise teachers, student teachers and interns.

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ECE: Teacher Certificate of Achievement

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Early Childhood Education (ECE) is the study of child development and developmentally appropriate practices for young children. Students completing the Teacher Certificate will be prepared for positions such as teachers in private preschool programs, instructional assistants in public schools, and associate teachers in a Head Start or teacher in a State Preschool Program.

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Family Child Care Certificate of Achievement

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Early Childhood Education (ECE) is the study of child development and developmentally appropriate practices for young children. The Family Child Care Certificate of Achievement has been designed to provide Licensed Family Child Care Providers, students, and potential providers with a comprehensive overview of principles and theories of child development in the areas of physical, psychosocial, and cognitive/language milestones. Special emphasis will be provided in the areas of health, safety, nutrition, child guidance practices, and the application of Community Care Licensing Title 22 regulations, and Family Child Care Rating Scale (FCCRS) in an early learning setting.

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EMTs and Paramedics

Emergency Medical Care Certificate of Achievement

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The Emergency Medical Care (EMC) Certificate of Achievement is designed to offer a full range of both required and elective courses that prepare students for immediate entry into the emergency medical care field. The certificate is structured to ensure gradual, systematic and comprehensive attainment of the practical knowledge, skills and abilities desired by both private and public organizations. It also provides an excellent foundation from which to pursue both paramedic and related degree programs.Although job ready EMT certification is the overriding goal of the program, the courses offered take into account that many students experience significant difficulty in satisfactorily completing the core 6 unit EMT course without additional preparation. Therefore, a more fundamental 3 unit Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) course is provided as a prerequisite to the 6 unit EMT course, as well as a required Medical Terminology course. A basic anatomy and physiology course (Your Living Body) is also offered as an advisory to EMR in the list of electives. The certificate also assists both students and emergency medical care providers by offering an ambulance operations course that provides both operator information and driving skills training. Additionally, the certificate addresses today’s communication/information and interpersonal relations work place needs by offering a variety of other highly relevant elective courses.

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Emergency Medical Technician License

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EMT 084 meets the state coursework minimum requirements for EMT-I programs. Field and clinical experience is arranged outside of scheduled theory and skills lab time. CPR certification is required prior to students attending clinical experience. Students must be eighteen (18) years of age to enroll in this course. Students are required to purchase malpractice insurance in conjunction with this course. Students will be required to provide a negative criminal background clearance. You will be required to provide proper identification including your Social Security number. The student shall be responsible for paying any associated costs of program requirements. Information sessions are provided for prospective students. Call (760) 568-3083 or visit the department website for dates and times of sessions.

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Transportation Industry

Auto Mechanic

Advanced Transportation Technologies, A.S.

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The Associate of Science in Advanced Transportation Technologies degree program offers students the opportunity to learn the academic and occupational skills needed by entry-level technicians in the advanced transportation industry.

The curriculum was developed with industry guidance and prepares students with foundation courses. A key focus is on electronic technologies used in light-, medium-, and heavy-duty vehicles. The program has special emphasis on the CNG, hybrid, electric, and alternate fuel vehicles being introduced by the major manufacturers.

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Automotive Air Conditioning Certificate of Achievement

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The emphasis of the Automotive Air Conditioning Certificate is on vehicle heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, including their basic operation, function, service and maintenance. The systems include heaters, air conditioners, manual controls, and computer controls.This certificate is designed to prepare students and incumbent employees for entry-level positions at local automotive dealerships, independent repair facilities, national repair chains, fleets, and parts suppliers. The applicable courses are National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) complaint, meet the standards of National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3), and integrate Mopar College Automotive Program (CAP) Local levels 0 and 1 online coursework.

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Automotive Alternative Fuels Certificate of Achievement

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The emphasis of the Automotive Alternative Fuels Certificate is on key alternative vehicle systems including their basic operation, function, and service. The systems include engine management, emission controls, electronic/electronic controls, and on-board diagnostics related to alternate fueled vehicles.This certificate is designed to prepare students and incumbent employees for entry-level positions at local automotive dealerships, independent repair facilities, national repair chains, and parts suppliers, as well as fleet services specializing in alternative fuels. The applicable courses are National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) compliant, meet the standards of National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3), and integrate Mopar College Automotive Program (CAP) Local levels 0 and 1 online coursework.

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Automotive Electrical Certificate of Achievement

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The emphasis of the Automotive Electrical Certificate is on vehicle electrical/electronic systems including their basic operation, function, and service. The systems include battery, starting, charging, body control, lighting, restraint systems, and on-board diagnostics.This certificate is designed to prepare students and incumbent employees for entry-level positions at local automotive dealerships, independent repair facilities, national repair chains, fleets, and parts suppliers. The applicable courses are National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) compliant, meet the standards of National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3), and integrate Mopar College Automotive Program (CAP) Local levels 0 and 1 online coursework.

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Automotive Emissions Certificate of Achievement

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The emphasis of the Automotive Emissions Certificate is on vehicle emission systems, including their basic operation, function, service, and maintenance. The systems include on-board diagnostics (OBD), engine, exhaust, and fuel emission systems.This certificate is designed to prepare students and incumbent employees for entry-level positions at local automotive dealerships, independent repair facilities, national repair chains, fleets, and parts suppliers. The applicable courses are National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) compliant, meet the standards of National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3), and integrate Mopar College Automotive Program (CAP) Local levels 0 and 1 online coursework. College of the Desert is a Bureau of Automotive Repair Certified Training Institution for the SMOG courses.

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Automotive Engine Management Certificate of Achievement

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The emphasis of the Automotive Engine Management Certificate is on vehicle engine management systems, including their basic operation, function, service, and maintenance. The systems include ignition, fuel, light mechanical, and emissions.This certificate is designed to prepare students and incumbent employees for entry-level positions at local automotive dealerships, independent repair facilities, national repair chains, fleets, and parts suppliers. The applicable courses are National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) compliant, meet the standards of National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3), and integrate Mopar College Automotive Program (CAP) Local levels 0 and 1 online coursework.

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Automotive Quick Service Certificate of Completion

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This certificate is geared for the quick service technician and provides training regarding services performed in most quick service facilities.

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Automotive Technology, A.S.

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The Associate of Science in Automotive Technology degree program offers students the opportunity to learn the academic and occupational skills needed by entry-level technicians in the automotive industry. The degree is aligned with the standards of the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). The program is NATEF certified, a member of the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3), and a Local Mopar College Automotive Program (Mopar CAP Local).

The curriculum was developed with industry guidance and prepares students with foundation courses. A key focus is on electronic technologies and other advanced diagnostic technologies used in light-duty vehicles currently produced and serviced by the major manufacturers.

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Automotive Terminology Certificate of Completion

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This program prepares the student for an entry-level position in the area of parts distribution, and will also prepare students for further automotive courses. Completion of this program provides students with a detailed understanding of key components within each automotive system.

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Automotive Transmission and Axle Certificate of Achievement

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The emphasis of the Automotive Transmission & Axle Certificate is on vehicle manual transmissions, automatic transmissions/transaxles, and axle systems. This includes their basic operation, function, service, and maintenance. The systems include automatic and manual transmissions, transfer cases, final drives, CV joints, and shafts, as well as associated hardware.This certificate is designed to prepare students and incumbent employees for entry-level positions at local automotive dealerships, independent repair facilities, national repair chains, fleets, and parts suppliers. The applicable courses are National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) compliant, meet the standards of National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3), and integrate Mopar College Automotive Program (CAP) Local levels 0 and 1 online coursework.

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Brakes Certificate of Achievement

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This certificate provides theory and hands-on experience in automotive braking systems including theory of operation, service, diagnosis and repair including both base braking and anti-lock braking systems and components.

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General Automotive Service Certificate of Achievement

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The emphasis of the General Automotive Service Certificate is on vehicle general systems including their basic operation, function, service, and maintenance. The systems include electrical, braking, steering & suspension, engine management, and heating & air conditioning systems.This certificate is designed to prepare students and incumbent employees for entry-level positions at local automotive dealerships, independent repair facilities, national repair chains, fleets, and parts suppliers. The applicable courses are National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) compliant, meet the standards of National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3), and integrate Mopar College Automotive Program (CAP) Local levels 0 and 1 online coursework.

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Hybrid, Fuel-Cell, and Electric Vehicle Certificate of Achievement

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The emphasis of the Hybrid, Fuel-cell and Electric Vehicles Certificate is on key hybrid, fuel-cell and electric vehicle systems including their basic operation, function, service and maintenance. The systems include: engine management, emission controls, electronic/electronic controls and onboard diagnostics related to hybrid, fuel-cell and electric vehicles.

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Steering, Suspension, and Alignment Certificate of Achievement

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The emphasis of the Steering, Suspension, & Alignment Certificate is on vehicle steering & suspension systems including their basic operation, function, service, and maintenance. The systems include base brakes, anti-lock brakes, and various types of front and rear suspension systems, as well as four-wheel alignment. This certificate is designed to prepare students and incumbent employees for entry-level positions at local automotive dealerships, independent repair facilities, national repair chains, fleets, and parts suppliers. The applicable courses are National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) compliant, meet the standards of National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3), and integrate Mopar College Automotive Program (CAP) Local levels 0 and 1 online coursework.

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Diesel Mechanic

Light and Medium Duty Diesel Certificate of Achievement

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Lively Technical College’s Diesel Systems Technician 2 program prepares students for entry into the Diesel Service industry. Students study engine

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Construction Industry

HVAC Technician

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Certificate of Achievement

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The Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Certificate offers students the opportunity to learn the academic, occupational, communication, and technical training skills needed by entry-level technicians in the Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) industry.

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Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, A.S.

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The Associate of Science Degree in Air Conditioning & Refrigeration offers the students the opportunity to learn academic, occupational, communication, and technical training skills needed by lead technician or project management personnel in the residential Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) industry. Students completing this degree will develop multiple skills that include real-world knowledge of: air conditioning and refrigeration theory and application, equipment tools, systems and components, duct and envelope testing, fundamentals of motors and capacitors, interpreting electrical diagrams, air supply and delivery, system evacuation and charging, troubleshooting, equipment service and installation, energy conservation, design, and safety. This curriculum was developed in collaboration with several community colleges and industry partners to provide a path to various residential Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) career areas.

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Air Properties and Economizer Performance Certificate of Completion

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This program is designed to train HVAC technicians to understand Air properties and how it effects system performance. It is also designed to train technicians to properly install and set up economizers.

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Building and Energy Systems Professionals, A.S.

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The Building & Energy Systems Professionals (BESP) Associates of Science Degree is developed to offer students a broad overview of the energy conservation industry and includes cross-disciplinary courses in Energy Systems, Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning, Architecture, Computer Information Systems, and Building Inspection Technology. The completion of the Building Energy Systems Professional AS degree is especially advantageous for the student who has the goal to obtain leadership positions. Electives are selected to support a concentration on industry specialties. Students will have the option to focus on particular energy sectors by choosing from various depths of study: Solar Systems, Building Control Systems Building Operator, Advanced Lighting Systems, or Zero Net Energy (ZNE) Technician. The student may choose their elective based on their immediate energy other defined degrees within the ZNE industry. Students will have the technical background that can lead to multiple industry-recognized credentials and careers as an Energy Auditor, Energy Consultant, ZNE Technician, HVACR Technician, Facility Management, Construction Management, and Solar Residential Technician.

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Building Automation Control Certificate of Achievement

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The Building Automation Control Certificate of Achievement offers the students the opportunity to learn the academic, occupational, communication, and technical training skills needed by entry level technicians in the commercial Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) industry. Students completing this certificate will develop multiple skills that include real-world knowledge of: Fundamentals of electricity, physics for building science, building commissioning, schematic and blueprint reading, mechanical and electrical devices, hardware and software for building technicians, digital controls, control networks and programming, BAS system installation, service, operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting, automated HVAC system controls, energy management system controls, and lighting and security system controls. This curriculum was developed in collaboration with several community colleges and industry partners to provide a path to various commercial Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) career areas.

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Building Commissioning Technician Certificate of Achievement

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The Building Commissioning Technician Certificate of Achievement offers students the opportunity to learn the occupational skills needed by future entry-level commissioning technicians in the energy efficient building industry. Building Commissioning (Cx) is the process of verifying that a building’s systems operate as intended. Commissioning Technicians (CxT) and Commissioning Agents (CxA) work in a team environment, coordinating directly with architects, engineers, subcontractors, and the building owner to oversee, examine, and verify that the building systems are designed, installed, and tested according to the project’s design specifications. This certificate focuses on how the building commissioning process is applied to new and existing buildings. Students will learn the fundamentals of the commissioning process through each step of a construction project – from predesign to occupancy and operations. Courses in Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning, Building Controls Automaton and California energy codes will provide the student an opportunity to discover all the stakeholders involved in the commissioning process.

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Commercial Gas Heating Certificate of Achievement

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The Commercial Gas Heating Certificate of Achievement offers the students the opportunity to learn the academic, occupational, communication, and technical training skills needed by entry level technicians in the commercial Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration industry. Students completing this certificate will develop multiple skills that include real-world knowledge of combustion theory and application, combustion analysis, equipment tools, heating systems and components, electrical troubleshooting, heating safety, fuel properties, carbon monoxide measurements, safety, and health effects, building pressure measurements, static pressure, pressure imbalances, combustion appliance zone testing, and furnace installation and service. This curriculum was developed in collaboration with several community colleges and industry partners to provide a path to various commercial Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration career areas including, but not limited to facilities maintenance, building engineer, manufacturing, design, installation, service, sales, and entrepreneurship.

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Facilities Operations Technician Certificate of Achievement

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The Facilities Operations Technician Certificate Of Achievement offers the students the opportunity to learn the academic, occupational, communication, and technical training skills needed by entry level technicians in the commercial Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) industry. Students completing this certificate will develop multiple skills that include real-world knowledge of: Air conditioning and refrigeration theory and application, equipment tools, systems and components, interpreting electrical diagrams, physics for building science, building commissioning, building automation controls, control networks, carbon monoxide analysis, building pressure measurements, general combustion theory, plumbing fundamentals, boilers, chillers, air supply and delivery, system evacuation and charging, equipment service and installation, energy conservation, design, troubleshooting, and safety. This curriculum was developed in collaboration with several community colleges and industry partners to provide a path to various commercial Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) career areas.

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Green HVAC Commercial Certificate of Achievement

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Green HVAC Commercial offers the students the opportunity to learn the academic, occupational, communication, and technical training skills needed by entry level technicians in the commercial Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) industry. Students completing this certificate will develop multiple skills that include real-world knowledge of air conditioning and refrigeration theory and application, equipment tools, systems and components, fundamentals of motors and capacitors, interpreting electrical diagrams, building automation controls, control networks, principles of hydronic heat, boilers, chillers, duct and envelope testing, air supply and delivery, system evacuation and charging, troubleshooting, equipment service and installation, energy conservation, design, and safety. This curriculum was developed in collaboration with several community colleges and industry partners to provide a path to various commercial Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) career areas.

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Green HVAC Residential Certificate of Achievement

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Green HVAC Residential Certificate offers the students the opportunity to learn the academic, occupational, communication, and technical training skills needed by entry level technicians in the residential Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) industry. Students completing this certificate will develop multiple skills that include real-world knowledge of: Air conditioning and refrigeration theory and application, equipment tools, systems and components, duct and envelope testing, fundamentals of motors and capacitors, interpreting electrical diagrams, air supply and delivery, system evacuation and charging, troubleshooting, equipment service and installation, energy conservation, design, and safety. This curriculum was developed in collaboration with several community colleges and industry partners to provide a path to various residential Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) career areas.

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Heat Pumps Certificate of Achievement

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The Heat Pumps Certificate offers students the opportunity to learn the academic, occupational, communication, and technical training skills needed by entry level technicians in the Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) industry. All weather heating and cooling systems, better known as heat pumps, are a specialized cost saving device typically found in commercial buildings that are now becoming more commonplace in residential buildings. Students completing this certificate will develop advanced theory, troubleshooting, and service skills, as well as an advanced understanding of heat pump schematics, components, and controls. This curriculum was developed in collaboration with several community colleges and industry partners to provide a path to careers that require heat pump technical servicing skills.

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Proper HVAC Systems Prep and Systems Charging Certificate of Completion

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This program is designed to train HVAC Technicians the proper methods of system recovery, system evacuation, and proper system charging.

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Refrigerant Management and EPA-608 Preparation Certificate of Completion

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This program is for the HVAC industry to learn the best methods for handling refrigerants, recovery, reclamation and evacuation. This program also prepares students for the EPA-608 Refrigerant Handling License.

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Residential Gas Heating Certificate of Achievement

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The Residential Gas Heating Certificate offers the students the opportunity to learn the academic, occupational, communication, and technical training skills needed by entry level technicians in the residential Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration industry. Students completing this certificate will develop multiple skills that include real-world knowledge of: combustion theory and application, combustion analysis, equipment tools, heating systems and components, electrical troubleshooting, heating safety, fuel properties, carbon monoxide safety, building pressure measurements, furnace installation and service. This curriculum was developed in collaboration with several community colleges and industry partners to provide a path to various residential Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration career areas.

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Architectural Drafter

Architectural Technology Certificate of Achievement

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The Architectural Technology Certificate of Achievement provides education and training for students seeking employment in Architecture or any of the related fields in the building industry where they may be involved in the production of working drawings for the construction and renovation of homes, offices, retail stores, and many other building typologies. Students earning the certificate may also choose to continue their education toward an associate, baccalaureate, or advanced degree in Architecture or related major.

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Architectural Technology, A.S.

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The Architectural Technology Associate of Science degree is intended to prepare students with a broad perspective of Architecture, design and local general education requirements to utilize in gaining employment in Architecture or any of the related fields in the building industry where they will be involved to produce plans, but may also contribute in the design and construction administration of various building typologies. Individuals completing this degree may also choose to continue their education toward a baccalaureate, or advanced degree in Architecture or related majors.

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General Drafting Certificate of Achievement

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The General Drafting Certificate of Achievement provides education and training for students seeking employment in various related fields in the architectural, engineering or building industry where they may be involved in the production of working drawings for the construction and renovation of homes, offices, retail stores, and many other building typologies. Students earning the certificate may also choose to continue their education toward an associate degree in General Drafting.

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General Drafting, A.S.

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The Associate of Science in General Drafting degree is intended to prepare students with a broad perspective of drafting, design and local general education requirements to utilize in gaining employment in any of the related fields of the building industry where they will be involved to produce plans of various building typologies. Individuals completing this degree may also choose to continue their education toward a baccalaureate, or advanced degree in Architecture or related majors.

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Plumber

Facilities Operations Technician Certificate of Achievement

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The Facilities Operations Technician Certificate Of Achievement offers the students the opportunity to learn the academic, occupational, communication, and technical training skills needed by entry level technicians in the commercial Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) industry. Students completing this certificate will develop multiple skills that include real-world knowledge of: Air conditioning and refrigeration theory and application, equipment tools, systems and components, interpreting electrical diagrams, physics for building science, building commissioning, building automation controls, control networks, carbon monoxide analysis, building pressure measurements, general combustion theory, plumbing fundamentals, boilers, chillers, air supply and delivery, system evacuation and charging, equipment service and installation, energy conservation, design, troubleshooting, and safety. This curriculum was developed in collaboration with several community colleges and industry partners to provide a path to various commercial Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) career areas.

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Energy Industry

Solar Energy Technician

Building and Energy Systems Professionals, A.S.

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The Building & Energy Systems Professionals (BESP) Associates of Science Degree is developed to offer students a broad overview of the energy conservation industry and includes cross-disciplinary courses in Energy Systems, Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning, Architecture, Computer Information Systems, and Building Inspection Technology. The completion of the Building Energy Systems Professional AS degree is especially advantageous for the student who has the goal to obtain leadership positions. Electives are selected to support a concentration on industry specialties. Students will have the option to focus on particular energy sectors by choosing from various depths of study: Solar Systems, Building Control Systems Building Operator, Advanced Lighting Systems, or Zero Net Energy (ZNE) Technician. The student may choose their elective based on their immediate energy other defined degrees within the ZNE industry. Students will have the technical background that can lead to multiple industry-recognized credentials and careers as an Energy Auditor, Energy Consultant, ZNE Technician, HVACR Technician, Facility Management, Construction Management, and Solar Residential Technician.

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Residential Solar Certificate of Achievement

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The Residential Solar Certificate of Achievement is developed to prepare the students for careers in the field of renewable energy, focusing on solar energy technology. Graduates will be prepared for careers in design, installation, and repairing solar energy systems. Graduates will also be prepared to work with architects and engineers who consult, design, and guide solar installations, solar thermal, and battery storage projects.

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Residential Solar Installation Certificate of Completion

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This Certificate is for students interested in installing and maintaining photovoltaics, and earning the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) industry recognized credential and furthering their career in the solar industry. The fundamental principles and functions of the photovoltaic industry in solar fundamentals will be introduced along with the planning, installation, and maintenance of all necessary components for a photovoltaic system. Students will have an understanding of NEC guidelines.

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Residential Solar Surveying and Planning Certificate of Completion

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This Certificate is for students engaged in a solar related field that have a need for a fundamental knowledge and skills of solar function and design of solar photovoltaic. The coordination between trades, design limitations, and workflow processes will be explained. The fundamental principles and functions of the photovoltaic industry will be introduced. Students will be prepared to work as site planning technicians or solar sales advisors.

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Solar Battery Storage Installation and Maintenance Certificate of Completion

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This certificate provides a broad overview of electric energy storage technologies, benefits, economics, California policies and a discussion of energy storage in microgrid systems. This course addresses students considering a career in the advanced energy industry or want to know how energy storage fits into energy and solar industry. Students will be prepared to work as site planning technicians or solar sales advisors.

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Solar Site Planning Project Certificate of Completion

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This certificate provides training in applying the principles and techniques of solar surveying and planning to residential building projects. Projects take a hands-on approach and will be aligned to meet California Energy Commission solar guidelines. California state approved software will be applied.

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Power Generation Technician

Light and Medium Duty Diesel Certificate of Achievement

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Lively Technical College’s Diesel Systems Technician 2 program prepares students for entry into the Diesel Service industry. Students study engine

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Healthcare Industry

Certified Nursing Assistant

Certified Nurse Assistant/CAN License

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The Nurse Assistant (NA) program prepares men and women to assist with the routine care and treatment of patients in health care facilities. Working under the direction of the nursing and medical staff, activities of the Certified Nursing Assistant include providing personal care, maintaining safety, and assisting with activities of daily living. Successful completion of the program results in eligibility to take the state approved tests that lead to certification as a nursing assistant.

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Nurse - LPN / LVN

Vocational Nursing, A.S.

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The Vocational Nursing (VN) Program prepares graduates to qualify to take the national licensing examination (NCLEX-PN) to become a Licensed Vocational Nurse. Licensed vocational nurses assist in data collection, plan and implement nursing care, administer medications and treatments, and maintain a safe environment for patients and families.

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Information Technology Industry

Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Computer Information Systems, A.S.

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The Associate's degree in Computer Information Systems prepares students to either enter the workforce as an entry-level computer or network support technician or pursue a bachelor's degree in managing information systems.

Computer support technicians provide technical assistance to computer users. They may answer questions or resolve computer problems for clients in person, via telephone, or electronically. They may provide assistance concerning the use of computer hardware and software, including printing, installation, word processing, electronic mail, and operating systems. Computer network technicians analyze, test, troubleshoot, and evaluate existing network systems, such as local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and internet systems or a segment of a network system. They may perform network maintenance to ensure networks operate correctly with minimal interruption.

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IT Support Specialist

Computer Information Systems, A.S.

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The Associate's degree in Computer Information Systems prepares students to either enter the workforce as an entry-level computer or network support technician or pursue a bachelor's degree in managing information systems.

Computer support technicians provide technical assistance to computer users. They may answer questions or resolve computer problems for clients in person, via telephone, or electronically. They may provide assistance concerning the use of computer hardware and software, including printing, installation, word processing, electronic mail, and operating systems. Computer network technicians analyze, test, troubleshoot, and evaluate existing network systems, such as local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and internet systems or a segment of a network system. They may perform network maintenance to ensure networks operate correctly with minimal interruption.

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Data Security Management

Computer Information Systems, A.S.

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The Associate's degree in Computer Information Systems prepares students to either enter the workforce as an entry-level computer or network support technician or pursue a bachelor's degree in managing information systems.

Computer support technicians provide technical assistance to computer users. They may answer questions or resolve computer problems for clients in person, via telephone, or electronically. They may provide assistance concerning the use of computer hardware and software, including printing, installation, word processing, electronic mail, and operating systems. Computer network technicians analyze, test, troubleshoot, and evaluate existing network systems, such as local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and internet systems or a segment of a network system. They may perform network maintenance to ensure networks operate correctly with minimal interruption.

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Software Developer

Computer Information Systems, A.S.

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The Associate's degree in Computer Information Systems prepares students to either enter the workforce as an entry-level computer or network support technician or pursue a bachelor's degree in managing information systems.

Computer support technicians provide technical assistance to computer users. They may answer questions or resolve computer problems for clients in person, via telephone, or electronically. They may provide assistance concerning the use of computer hardware and software, including printing, installation, word processing, electronic mail, and operating systems. Computer network technicians analyze, test, troubleshoot, and evaluate existing network systems, such as local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and internet systems or a segment of a network system. They may perform network maintenance to ensure networks operate correctly with minimal interruption.

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Hospitality Industry

Chef and Head Cook

Culinary Management, A.S.

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The Associate of Science in Culinary Arts Management program at College of the Desert provides training for management careers in the food service and lodging industries, one of the fastest growing sectors in today’s job market. The program emphasizes management and computer skills required for hotel and restaurant management, as well as solid training in intermediate level cooking and baking, safety and sanitation, food procurement and menu planning.

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Communications Industry

Graphic Designer

Digital Design and Production Certificate of Achievement

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The Digital Design & Production Certificate of Achievement is designed to provide students with skills necessary for employment or advancement as graphic designers. Students earning the certificate may also choose to continue their study toward an associate, baccalaureate, or advanced degree in the field. Past recipients of the Digital Design & Production Certificate of Achievement have obtained positions as graphic designers, art directors, and creative directors.

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Digital Design and Production, A.S.

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The College offers an Associate of Science Degree in Digital Design & Production, as well as courses leading to transfer. Students earning an associate’s degree in DDP may pursue entry-level positions as graphic designers or may choose to continue their study in the discipline toward a bachelor’s or graduate degree. COD has transfer agreements with California State Universities in this discipline/program. However, transfer requirements at four-year colleges and universities vary from institution to institution; students should consult with a counselor for specific information regarding the transfer requirements of their preferred college or university.

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Graphic Design and Marketing, A.A.

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Graphic Design & Marketing (GDM) is the vehicle by which business communicates visually by infusing art and technology to communicate ideas through images and other communications media. The graphic designer is often working closely with marketing to develop and implement branding strategies, communications, market development, and presence, including many other related business activities. A graphic designer who is familiar with marketing from a marketing point-of-view is better equipped to understand the role of graphic design as a vital component in the world of business. Students working toward their associates degree in this program study computer graphic design for print, web, and video.

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